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Trial Dates Set for Lincoln County Double Murder Suspects

They finally know who police say are responsible for killing their sons
...But the parents of murder victims Ryan Shangraw and Bo Upton still have a lot of questions.

"I'm just wondering what the outcome is going to be...and if they're actually going to get what I feel like they deserve," said Rick Shangraw, Ryan's father.

"I want to know which one of them killed my son," said Sherry Moore, Bo Upton's mother.

Four of the five suspects...Neccolus Mundy, Charles Smith, Deonte Simmons, and Jamarkos Campbell appeared in a packed courtroom with extra security. Several lawyers motioned for gag orders and closed door court proceedings. But the judge said no.

"It is public information..because the public is in danger when there are murderers out there," said Moore.

Campbell's trial is set for April 6th. Attorneys say he will be tried separately because he made statements against the other 3 co-defendants, who will be tried July 20th. Campbell is also the only one who won't be eligible for the death penalty, because he was a juvenile when the crimes were committed.

"I just feel like if at 16, 17, if you pull the trigger, you're not a juvenile in my eyes," said Shangraw.

Moore says the arrests will result in a different Thanksgiving dinner prayer this year.

"And now it will be a Thanksgiving of prayer and thanking God for giving us the answers," said Moore.

All four suspects will be back in court December 17th for another pretrial hearing.


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